Big Fat Liar
Big Fat Liar (2002)

Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf? Not Jason Shepherd. This 14-year-old thinks on his feet and when he has to prove that sleazy Hollywood producer Marty Wolf stole his class paper and is turning it into the blockbuster movie "Big… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 8, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though there's nothing that offensive about Big Fat Liar, it is filled with Hollywood cliches and cartoonish slapstick, making it strictly for kids.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[A]n utterly charming and hilarious film that reminded me of the best of the Disney comedies from the 60s.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A children's movie that's almost worth seeing even when not accompanied by a child.

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Brian Orndorf

It's a feature best viewed on mute. Or not at all.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Manages to be sweet and wickedly satisfying at the same time.

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Damien Cave

Never pushes its pranks far enough to reach laugh-out-loud success and never gives its actors enough comedic support.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Really likeable family comedy set in cutthroat Hollywood.

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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times

Unless you're part of the Nickelodeon Nation, the cold, hard truth is you're better off dropping your 'tween at the multiplex and spending that hour and a half doing something more worthwhile.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Becomes a progression of increasingly elaborate slapstick stunts, in the brutal, noisy Home Alone vein, in which the complexity of the pranks rarely yields a commensurate comic reward.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

So farfetched...

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
A good comedy, not great!
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Matt Goodman
I loved this as a kid, but now as I watch it again, it's not that good. It has it's moments though. The whole "blue" part with Paul Giamatti… More
KJ Proulx
This has it's moments, but ultimately unfolds towards the end!
erika bruhns
weak plot not good acting
Thomas Bowler
fine for the first ten minutes, then it just turns into another frankie muniz film.